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SubjectRe: C++ pushback
On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 01:09:38PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> The real problem with C++ for kernel modules is:
>
> - the language just sucks. Sorry, but it does.
> - some of the C features we use may or may not be usable from C++
> (statement expressions?)
> - the compilers are slower, and less reliable. This is _less_ of an issue
> these days than it used to be (at least the reliability part), but it's
> still true.
> - a lot of the C++ features just won't be supported sanely (ie the kernel
> infrastructure just doesn't do exceptions for C++, nor will it run any
> static constructors etc).

- a lot of C++ advocates agree that some subset could be used sanely,
but there's no agreement as to _which_ subset would that be.
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